Developing Cross-Cultural Competence in the GME Environment

Monday | July 23 | 2012 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 PM
Buckingham Ballroom, 3rd Floor

Many schools require their admissions staff to travel abroad to recruit international students, meet with international advisors and strategic partners, and develop relationships with alumni. In some programs, the admissions staff is also responsible for orientation and even student advising. Your likelihood of successfully engaging with students and colleagues from other world regions increases significantly when you understand their cultures and norms. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

• Differentiate between your own cultural norms and values and those of cultures in other regions
• Identify variations in communication styles
• Recognize culture shock and understand how it affects behavior
• Effectively address intercultural-communication issues on the job
• Help international students adjust to living, studying, and working in your country

Craig Storti, Director, Craig Storti and Associates